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Fall Check of Grain Handling Equipment


  • September is the time to safety-check all your grain handling equipment, especially the motors and drives.


  • On equipment that has been left unused around the grain drying area, look for mouse nests in open port motors and for chewed and frayed belts.
  • Test-run all equipment, checking for worn bearings.
  • Give each unit a routine pre-use lubrication and service adjustment.
  • Check portable extension cords to make sure insulation is still intact.
  • Be sure there's a third grounding conductor, which is so essential to safety in using portable equipment.
  • Make sure the grounding system is carried clear back to the central electric service.
Last updated: 18-May-2006 11:08 AM